While the Barbie dolls may just be one of the most iconic toys ever, it’s hard to deny that the Barbie Corvette isn’t highly memorable in its own right. Now, in order to capitalize on the recent Barbie craze following the release of the Barbie movie, Mattel is releasing a limited-edition Barbie Corvette four-pack.
Available for $30 per pack, each of the four Corvette Convertibles are based on and modeled after Vettes that appeared and were driven in the movie. More specifically, there’s a light blue, yellow, light grey, and of course pink model, each of which is 1:64 scale. Additionally, each model features a high-quality metal body and chassis, while packaging allows buyers to display their set without opening the box thanks to a Barbieland scene.
It’s worth noting that Mattel has implemented a limit of 10 purchases per person. In addition, Mattel notes that items and dates are subject to change at any time, and that items in shopping carts are not guaranteed to be available for purchase.
For context on the Corvette generation the Barbie Vette is based on, it’s actually modeled after the C1 generation, or more specifically the 1956 model year. For this model year, General Motors revamped the exterior design with a revised front fascia and updated side coves, as well as deleted the taillamp fins. In the powertrain department, the 4.3L (265 ci) Small Block gasoline engine produced up to 240 horsepower.
Notably, the Ramjet fuel injection system was made available the following model year, which allowed the 4.6L (283 ci) Small Block gasoline engine to produce 283 horsepower, and become one of the first American V8 engines to boast one horsepower per cubic inch. Outside of that, the 1956 Corvette was offered with a bevy of high-tech-for-the-era options.
As such, Barbie drove a 1956 Corvette to highlight the C1 generation of America’s sports car.